Thanks so much to everyone who sent Barbara your favorite art book titles and answered my Snooze or Cruise vacation question from my previous entry. Some of your responses were hilarious! This past vacation I had intended to only be a cruiser, but alas, fate intervened.
A funny thing happened on the way to the cruise ship…
The Saturday John and I were to board the Liberty of the Seas, we quickly discovered neither of us had our passports. Yes, we both nearly lost consciousness at the boat check-in when we discovered they were missing. We are sticklers about our passports; cough it up to spousal confusion on why we didn't have them then (let’s not go there). After four hours of kicking ourselves and sweating it in the terminal lounge desperately hoping someone could fax copies of our birth certificates, we weren't able to board the ship.
We thanked our lucky stars we had the sense to get travel insurance, forced ourselves to mentally switch gears, and opted to have our passports Fed Exed to us so we could meet the ship at the next port. In in the meantime we decided to hit one of the most outlandish places on the planet: South Beach!
However, God has a sense of humor because when we got to our hotel room, what did we see head out to sea?
Yes, that's our boat…with John's luggage still on it. All we could do was laugh, go to a men's clothing store to tide John over until we met the ship, and head to the nearest bar to commiserate with a round of mojitos!
We ended up having a fantastic vacation. It was brainless, restful, and fun. And I even danced the Fox Trot with an elderly gentleman who asked me if I'd step in for his wife who wasn't up for it. I think I stepped on his poor feet about twenty times (he didn't ask for a second dance), but it was fun! My favorite picture was from the sandy beaches in St. Maarten when someone snuck up on me…
To all who responded to the last post, congratulations! You now qualify for round two of the stash giveaway, and your chances of winning are really good since I have 15 baggies to hand out! All yo now need to do is answer the question below by Monday morning:
Here's my question: What quilt shows, mixed-media retreats have you gone to so far in 2008 and/or what shows are you planning on attending through the end of this year? If you've been unable to go to any, what show/ retreat do you wish you had attended? Please respond by 9:00 AM EDT Monday, September 29. I will post the names of the winners Monday afternoon along with some exciting Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors news!
Have a great weekend!